Is Consumption Contagious?

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byHerbert Codman Clapp

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR TUBERCULOSIS TO BE TRANSMITTED BY MEANS OF FOOD? Th1s question of the possibility of transmitting tuberculosis to man by means of food becomes to us very practical, and of the most vital importance, when we consider the frequent occurrence of the disease among cows and oxen. It is now pretty generally agreed that the "pearl disease" in cows--Perlsncht, as the Germans call it (from the grape-shaped appearance of the tubercular masses)--is absolutely identical with tuberculosis in man; one of the greatest authorities for this belief being the learned Prof. Schiippel, of Tubingen, who has made a special and very thorough study of the subject; its most illustrious opponent being Prof. Virchow, of Berlin. Undoubtedly the bovine species is affected to a far greater extent than any of our other domesticated animals, although statistics of the exact percentage of the disease in it have never been gathered, and in all likelihood never will be, until all slaughter-houses are subject to public inspection in this regard. We are forced to admit, from abundant evidence, that such animals are more often affected than is generally thought; and that quite a large percentage of cows which have been kept in badly constructed sheds and milked freely, are affected with the disease. We are told that often the amount of tubercular matter found is astonishing, the heart and lungs of the cow sometimes weighing seventy, eighty, and even ninety pounds. The spleen, liver, kidneys, intestines, and different glands are also often filled with tubercle, and rarely even the muscles. The butcher, after a while becoming acquainted with the characteristics of these masses naturally takes pains to remove them from the carcass while dressing it, either through t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR TUBERCULOSIS TO BE TRANSMITTED BY MEANS OF FOOD? Th1s question of the possibility of transmitti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217494048

ISBN - 13:9780217494045

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